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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:18 pm 
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I'm planning a trip to KNP incl Satara in 2010; it's some time since I've been there. I'm looking at BD2V or BD2N bungalows.
1) Does anybody know where in the camp these two bungalow types are? (ie what hut #s ?)
2) Does anybody know which hut types the two perimeter semi-circles are? (between the restaurant complex and the staff quarters ie hut #s 161-168 and 169-179).

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:57 am 
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BigRinOz,

Personally i have never stayed in the BD2V bungalows. They are almost always fully booked. My last 3 trips i have stayed in the BD2N bungalows which are amazing. Can't go wrong with booking them but they have no view on the fence like the BD2V bungalows.

Hope this made your choice easier. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:38 am 
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Hi
I have just returned from a trip staying at Satara in a BD2N bungalow- I agree the accommodation itself is excellent- way above usual Kruger standard. However I found the huts a little close together and all facing onto a circle- laager style- is not a good as a bush view. Also I found this arrangement noisy- the sound seems to travel too well and sometimes the circle was rather noisy. Maybe I just prefer smaller camps?? Try Biyamiti and Crocodile Bridge for example.


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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:22 am 
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hello'z roaneric :D

I think the upgraded bungalows you looking for are the BD3B ones....B circle.

try that :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:37 pm 
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Hi Varknek & Missing SA(just love it!)
Varknek: What’s your shops name? And sorry I cant stand for President, I work to hard! :lol:
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You can take your mom to Satara any day!!!! Just been in Satara for 9 nights middle October. Man, there is NO problem with this camp, The bungalows was very clean, staff very friendly, and the surrounding area great.
On the roads around Satara we saw a bakkie with cleaners picking up all the rubbish in the field, up to a 100m from the road. Great idea, it just shames my, that they have to employ people to pickup we the visitors have thrown their rubbish!
Take my word Satara is in good shape!
Just to wet your appetite! A full moon in Satara
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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Hi francoisd :D
Yes the GC6BD units are located in the D circle. The unit numbers for them are 78, 79, 85, 87 & 88.


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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Stephan & Junita wrote:
Are all of these BD3B bungalows located in circle B?
The map can be a bit deceiving, as they also have BD3E in the D circle which are essentially the same type of unit but with the verandah enclosed with wire mesh. #'s 81 to 84 whereas the others are open.

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:15 am 
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Aside from the awesome BD2V units, I would say the BD2N are the next best units in Satara...

If you are booking them, try to get number A 13 -19 as all of these are on the perimeter :D


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 Post subject: Satara Guest Cottages
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:32 am 
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Hello,
I was wondering if anybody can tell me where exactly the guest cottages (types GC5, GC6B or GC6BD) are located in Satara - can't find them on the map :redface: ! Any hints of which number we should ask for?
Your help is much appreciated, thanks a lot!


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 Post subject: Re: Satara Guest Cottages
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:04 am 
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Hi Thalie

The guest cottages are in D block - numbers 76 to 89. We have only ever managed to get a booking in one of these once, and it was really nice! :thumbs_up:

We had one that has a double bed and single bed in one room and three single beds in the other room. Can't remember the number, but think it was 78. It was fairly secluded from the cottages on either side of us.

Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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They could very well be in the D Circle.

We have had a BD3E the last 2 years, also in the D circle, #'s 81 to 84, being a 3 sleeper with a enclosed veranda.
and that circle also has the luxury units.

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Hi LL, The G bungalows have the best view in Satara (in my humble opinion). I know some of the G bungalows have already been renovated but I am not sure if all of them have been renovated.
Its a long time ago I stayed in the G half-circle as I am now a camper but I did notice renovations taking place on some of the G bungalows during my nightly walks when I stayed at Satara in January / March this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Honey Badger
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:57 am 
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When I was in Satara last May I saw the Honey Badgers (two of them) on two out of the three nights of our stay. The first night I saw them at 22:00 and the second night at 19:30. The night that I didn't see them I heard them throwing over bins at 03:00am the other night but was too tired to get up to have a look. We stayed in A-circle but I'm sure that the Honey Badgers visit all the circles.

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Honey Badger
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Riaan, we saw one HB during July 2010 in B circle doing its dustbin rounds. This was at approximately 19:00:

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Honey Badger
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We saw this one at about 20:00 in March last year - we stayed in a family chalet in the western part of Satara camp. It wasn't bothered by the flash at all and continued eating the remains of our braai even though we were only two metres away ( inside our bungalow ) It seemed very relaxed , but I'm sure its mood could change very quickly if you got too close !!

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